I started baking when I was young. My father had quite a sweet tooth so he was quite encouraging of my pursuits. It wasn't until after I was married and home with our first baby that I began to pursue more knowledge in "real" food preparation. That was about the time Food Network got its start. (Does anyone else remember "Ready, Set, Cook!"?) Well, I love to learn about food and techniques, but life doesn't allow for too much these days. I'm a homeschool mom of 5. Hopefully I'll figure out some Home Ec classes to teach...If I can just find that two year old, again.